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Thomas Garrett letter to to J. Miller McKim about Harriet Tubman, December, 1854.

Wilmington, 12 mo., 29th. 1854

Esteemed Friend:

We made arrangements last night, and sent away Harriet Tubman, with six men and one woman to Allen Agnew's, to be forwarded across the country to the city. Harriet, and one of the men had worn their shoes off their feet, and I gave them two dollars to help fit them out, and directed a carriage to be hired at my expense, to take them out, but do not yet know the expense. I have now two more from the lowest county in Maryland, on the Peninsula, upwards of one hundred miles. I will try to get one of our trusty colored men to take them to-morrow morning to the Anti-slavery office. You can pass them on.


Credit: William Still, The Underground Railroad (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates), 1872.
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